Sunday, January 01, 2006

An Unremarkable Declaration of War

There's a credible news report out of Germany describing the possibility of a U.S. first-strike against Iran's nuclear infrastructure. It seems plausible, given the Mullahs' de facto  declaration of war against the U.S., Israel, and the U.K.

Wait a second, you say you didn't hear anything about a declaration of war by Iran against the West? Lest it get missed in the end-of-year news roundup (featuring Natalie Holloway, Kanye West, and Michael Brown), we call attention to Iran's top strategist, one Hassan Abbasi, who is on the record stating:

We have a strategy drawn up for the destruction of Anglo-Saxon civilization... we must make use of everything we have at hand to strike at this front by means of our suicide operations or by means of our missiles. There are 29 sensitive sites in the U.S. and in the West. We have already spied on these sites and we know how we are going to attack them.

Not inflammatory enough for you? Well, hit the play button on the tape of Iran's "President" Ahmadinejad in October:

We are in the process of an historical war between the World of Arrogance [the West] and the Islamic world, and this war has been going on for hundreds of years...

...In this very grave war, many people are trying to scatter grains of desperation and hopelessness regarding the struggle between the Islamic world and the front of the infidels...

Is it possible for us to witness a world without America and Zionism? had best know that this... goal [is] attainable...

Yes, my friends, you just heard a de facto  declaration of war on our country by a totalitarian, fascist nutcase. And, as a free added bonus, he's a nutcase with messianic delusions.

In his speeches, Ahmadinejad frequently mentions the 12th Imam (or Mahdi), a messianic figure who vanished in 941 and whose return will herald "the end of days." Oh, goody. And Ahmadinejad even mentioned the Mahdi in his September speech at the UN. And he frequently discusses realignment of Iran's government to prepare for judgment day. Dee-lightful.

In August 2004, MEMRI's Steven Stalinsky, writing in The New York Sun, reported that some Iranians in the U.S. may have been performing recon missions:

It was reported that America expelled two Iranian security guards employed by Tehran’s U.N. offices on June 29, after the mission was repeatedly warned against allowing its guards to videotape bridges, the Statue of Liberty, and New York’s subway system.This was the third time the Iranians have been caught in such activities, which could be connected to the sites mentioned in potential plans to attack America.

So let's do the arithmetic: take a fascist dictator with delusions of messianic grandeur, add in a burgeoning nuclear weapons capability, fling in some reconnaissance missions, and then toss in a heaping dollop of hatred for the West. The result? A recipe only Adolf Hitler could love.

I guess this story isn't big enough for the likes of the New York Times. Or the Washington Post. Or the San Francisco Chronicle. Or, for that matter, any member of the mainstream media.

We're on the brink of catastrophe. And the mainstream media couldn't care less.

Click here for Part II of An Unremarkable Declaration of War

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